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Mount Greylock, Adams

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • Autumn visit and we drove to the top of the mountain. Absolutely superb. Amazing views and an easy road. Lots of spots to stop. Great use of anyone's time. 
  • Perfect place for leaf pipping and hiking. Beautiful. The views are amazing both along the drive and along the hike. Mount Greylock is even a part of the Appalachian trail. 
  • Nice ride to the summit where the views are great. The tower was not open due to repairs but I knew this ahead of time. There is a visitor center at the bottom of the summit road that had some good in...  read more »
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